April 9, 2003 - 5:00 PM
Dr. Gilberto Javier Cabrera Trimino
Associate Professor, University of Havana
Center for Demographic Studies (CEDEM)
Prof. Javier Cabrera will examine the threats facing Cuba’s natural environment, and their roots in the historic challenges that the Cuban environment has faced. He will discuss Cuba’s environmental politics, and the government’s strategies of environmental protection. Cabrera will highlight how research and development projects tie local environmental strategies together with academia and the Cuban public.
Javier Cabrera Trimino is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Havana, Center for Demographic Studies. He received his Doctorate in Pedagogic Sciences, specializing in Environmental Education in 1989, his professional training has been in Environmental Education and Population Studies. Dr. Trimino’s research has primarily consisted of issues of environmental education, teacher and researcher training, the professionalization of ecological economics, including preparation of specialists and community work in the area of population, environment and development. He has been a consultant for Brazilian, Venezuelan, Mexican, Argentinean, Panaman, Costa Rican and Cuban institutions and universities for the inclusion of economical ecological and environmental perspectives in population studies and in academic work for the social production of health. These studies have employed alternative methodologies for the study of health integral-gender, environment-economics relationships and for natural resources management in accordance with the capacity to maintain the population. His recent publications include, Importance of Population’s Studies, Environment and Development for Cuba (CEDEM, 2002); Population’s Studies and Environment: Their Importance for the Sustainable Tourism (2002, University of The Palmas of Great Canarias, Spain); and The Consumption and Population’s Studies and Environment: New Questions to Old Problems? (2002, FACUA and University of Sevilla, Spain).